Tonight I went to a screening of the new disinfo film, ‘2012: Science or Superstition’. This took place in a local Williamsburg venue called the Public Assembly. The crowd was very small, probably due to the snow storm outside.
Being a well researched 2012 enthusiast, I found this documentary full of familiar faces which make up this subculture. Although many have by now been exposed to the mystical Mayan ‘end-date’ through cultural osmosis, most are not aware of the enormous research that goes into the theories behind this date.
On the panel of experts featured in the film was John Major Jenkins, an independent researcher devoted to the study of ancient Mayan cosmology and philosophy. He is one of the foremost researchers of the Mayan calendar and has penned a number of popular books on the topic. He sites December 21, 2012 to be the date of an extremely rare galactic alignment of our solstice sun and the center of the milky way, occurring only once every 26,000 years!
Scientists are only now acknowledging the link between black holes and the formation of galaxies, a fact that has been intuited by the Mayans thousand of years ago. In Mayan cosmology, the galactic center was the birthplace of stars as well as the portal to the underworld, a spiritual plane to which deities traveled to and fro.
For those who think 2012 is all hype, they need only look at what NASA scientists are saying about the new solar cycle we just entered. Solar cycle 24, which kicked off in early 2008 with the fanfare of beautiful auroras, will peak somewhere around 2012. The peak is characterized by an increase in sunspots and gigantic flares hurling at incredible speeds towards Earth. These flares would cause electromagnetic chaos, disrupting satellites with major solar storms causing “disruption of the transportation, communication, banking and finance systems, and government services; the breakdown of the distribution of potable water owing to pump failure, and the loss of perishable foods and medications because of a lack of refrigeration.” That sure sounds like the end, no?
While the growing cult of over zealous misinformed new agers surrounding 2012 tends to make me cringe, I see the underlying necessity of this phenomenon. For many it serves as a catalyst to awakening their higher selves and opening eyes to the mystery of the universe. Of course, for others it is just another form of escape from reality, an excuse to to get lost in the fog of mysticism and not have to face up to facts.
Considering myself of a more practical nature, I am interested in the NOW and the real steps we can take to freedom in a greener, more enlightened world. It is a task that calls on all those who can see far enough past their immediate needs and glimpse the Great Work underlying it all.
The film also touched on the fascinating phenomenon known as the precession of the equinoxes, which explains the passage of mankind through the twelve Ages. It seems we really are at the dawn of Aquarius, with the full blossom of the Golden Age only 700 years away, much to the disappointment of all the new agers and bible maniacs waiting for the rapture on December 21, 2012. Looking at the state of our planet, it seems a few more hundred years is a more likely time frame.
The planet is indeed undergoing great changes. Humanity is mutating and evolving while the internet is fueling the information revolution, propelling technology exponentially towards singularity. We are at a Great Transition where the shifting of powers will create mass chaos during which a New World Order will emerge.
So, what will 2012 bring???
It is something each one of us must answer for ourselves. A better question would be, what would your highest self like to create today?